KEVIN JOAQUIN GARCIA
Drummer and Percussionist
Kevin works with many fantastic and diverse artists all over the world, such as Hazmat Modine, The Duhks, Duncan Sheik, Wheatus, Gato Loco, Sky White Tiger, Pape Armand Boye, Natalie MacMaster, Bright Light Bright Light, MC Frontalot, Gabriel Kahane and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bartosz Hadala, Antonio Sanchez, Randy Brecker, Clarence Spady, Andy Story and the T Blues Band, Karla Rose and The Thorns, My Midnight Heart, MC Lars, Fever High, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Justin Levine, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jose Llana, The As-Is Ensemble, Clinton Curtis, Marcus Paul James, Derek Fawcett, The Swedes, The Enophiles, Del Marquis' Slow Nights, E2K, and The New York Voices.
Guest appearances with: Bombino, Jerry Douglas, Elephant Revival, De Temps Antan, Oysterband, Le Poules à Colin, Donna The Buffalo, Hangai, Coig, Tony McMannis, The Bombadils, and Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman (Cast Member, Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording)
Fun Home on Broadway (Designated Drummer, Percussionist)
Murder Ballad (Drummer, Arranger, In-House Contractor, Cast Recording)
Shakespeare In The Park: Love's Labour's Lost (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)
Whisper House by Duncan Sheik (Drummer, Percussionist, Arranger, Cast Recording)
NOIR by Duncan Sheik (Vibraphone, Drummer, Percussionist)
Hedwig And The Angry Inch BCEFA (Drummer)
Kevin works closely with dancers and professional dance companies as a musician, accompanist, and composer. He worked with Merce Cunningham and MCDC until his passing and currently works with Seán Curran, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Steps On Broadway, The Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Trisha Brown, Donald McKayle, Saeko Ichinohe, Milton Meyers, Kevin Wynn, Mary Cochran, Jeff and Yukie Moen, Anita Cheng, Peridance, Limon, Harkness Dance, Columbia University-Barnard College, Juilliard, NYU, Hunter College, and Marymount University.
Kevin has worked on faculty at Barnard College as a composer in residence and served as Music Director for Gil Stroming's Jump Convention at Break The Floor.
Kevin has had the opportunity to perform all over the world on concert stages, international festivals, television, radio, talk shows, and news programs.
"Percussionist Kevin Garcia is a wonder. His varied instruments allow him to create different tones and textures. His drum solo late in the show was as engaging as it was impressive while also in keeping with the expressive playing he offered all evening." -The Gazette
PASIC Best International Percussion Performance Winner 1998.
Ambassador Musician to France and Poland.
Made Honorary Cajun by The City of Lafayette, Louisiana at Festival International De Louisiane.
Bachelor of Arts in Percussion Performance and Philosophy from Western Michigan University. Mentors Billy Hart, and Judy Moonert.
Halewynstitchting Conservatory in Belgium for Jazz, Ghanaian, Togolese, Cameroonian, and Burkina Faso Percussion Performance with Billy Hart, Boris Amontete Tchango, Zoumana Dembele, Dre Pallemaerts, and Alain Nyame.
The Lake Placid Institute for Composition and Improvisation, with Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, and Jane Ira Bloom.
Tabla study with Ustad Mulazim Hussain. Mridangam study with Guruvayur Dorai
Drum Corps percussion with Jon Weber, Chris Thompson, Tim Fairbanks, and Joe Kuerzi.
Kevin is in the studio this fall with Sky White Tiger, Brontosaurus On Pluto, Anna Lindblad/Colin Savoie-Levac, Pape Armand Boye, Charlie Rosen, and Gaby Alter.
Pape Armand Boye's new live record is to be released this fall featuring Kevin on a hybrid Calabash and Djembe drum set.
OCT 20 This American Life Radio Program
OCT 29 Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues
OCT 31 Karla Rose and The Thorns at Berlin
Nov 2-7 Recording with Anna Lindblad and Colin Savoie-Levac in Montreal
Nov 9 Gato Loco at Brooklyn Bazaar
Nov 12 Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues
Nov 13 New York Musical Festival Gala Honors